Current Proteomics

Bernd Rehm  
Institute of Molecular BioSciences Massey University
Private Bag 11222
Palmerston North
New Zealand


Functional RNAs as Tools in Proteomics

Author(s): N. K. Vaish, S. Zinnen.


Ribozymes and small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) as well as non-natural RNA molecules, such as aptamers, can be used for detection and modulation of gene function at RNA and protein levels. These technologies provide overlapping and complementary methods to antibody-based protein detection. Functional RNAs offer easy to design and simple tools for understanding the function of genes and their products and have potential as therapeutic agents. We review here the advances made with functional RNAs, and illustrate their promise as tools for both in vitro and in vivo proteomic studies.

Keywords: rna, proteomics

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Article Details

Year: 2005
Page: [165 - 178]
Pages: 14
DOI: 10.2174/1570164054494190
Price: $58